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Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
've got to say, if you look at how the republican party reacted the first time president obama was elected, i wrote a book that basically could be boiled down to don't lose your -- al roker at the white house. >> exactly. >> they didn't listen. they went out, they engaged in birtherism, they called the president a racist who hated all white people, and they went so far right and so extreme that they lost middle america. and so yeah, we lost another presidential election. look at the cover of "drudge" which i think magnificently reflects the feelings of conservatives, where the conservative movement is. and you know, he links stories that people want to see, and he does it better than anybody else. this weekend, i went on "drudge." and at the top of it is a story of survivalists. that are buying property, arming themselves and building walls out west. you have sean hannity who is talking about secession. you have another talk radio host whose name isn't even worth mentioning that is talking basically about -- about how the federal government is coming in and taking weapons, you know. there'
Jan 14, 2013 1:00am PST
, for just the eighth time in history no one was elected to the national baseball hall of fame this year. the baseball writers association said no to barry bonds, to roger clemons, to mark maguire and to sammy sosa. those are some of the biggest names in history but all allegedly cheated by using enhancement performing drugs. earlier pete rose, himself ban from the hall of fame for gambling, his thoughts on the shutout and the odds of him being elected. >> with the odds of the guys you mentioned, besides clemons because he was a pitcher, how about babe ruth, etc., who lost their record because of the suspicion of steroids. i have to defend roger clemons in this and the reason i have to defend him is because till this day he says he didn't take steroids and he's never flunked a drug test and he went in front of two different courts and they both ruled in favor of him. so who am i to sit here and say that roger clemons took steroids because he won some games after he was 40 years old. bonds admitted he put the steroids on him. sosa flunked the test. let's talk about bigio, piazza, jack mor
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
at the same time, address safe gun legislation and immigration. that's what they were elected to do. >> because i know that at the news conference the president will open up with a statement on the deficit and raidsing the nation's debt ceiling, but you know the reporters are going to ask questions on those two issues that you just raised. let's just quickly talk about both of these. you're here in washington to talk about the -- you may well remember president obama trieded it, he had ted kennedy on his side, he had mccain on his side, it didn't go anywhere. what do you think if the president tries to push for comprehensive immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship for so many of the ten, 10 million illegal immigrations from -- >> they lost about 71% of the latino vote, 74% of the asian vote. the vast majority of people in the country in poll after poll after poll including your own say that people want comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway for citizenship. i saw john mccain yesterday on face the nation and i can tell you that we were in the room toge
Jan 13, 2013 8:30am PST
of the legislature, and they going to be jerry brown aficionados until it's time to run for re- election. that is two years. >> so, he's got money and two years and he's going get a lot of calls to quote, unquote, restore funding. >> right. >> that is what you going to hear about, restore funding, not new funding or extra funding but restore funding to past levels, which some might argue was over the top. >> that's right, but we have seen so many painful cuts over the last several years, there is going to be a lot of groups campaigning to get the money back. >> they're already up there. meanwhile. >> the 49ers headed for the national conference championship game for the second straight season. >> that's right, vern glen has all the highlights, as many as we could put in from last night's drumming of the green pay packers. -- green bay packers. >> reporter: good morning, bay area. if you love the san francisco 49ers, you're living a charmed life. the joint here at candle stick park was jumping last night at the expense of the green bay packers. not only did kapernick rush for an nfl play-off, he shatt
Jan 9, 2013 5:00am PST
the summer what his chances are to be elected into the hall of fame barry bonds said it would be sad if it didn't happen. the voting is done by the baseball writer association of america. it has people fired up. bonds hit 762 homeruns and won multiple mvps. you've got sports writers voting saying they cheated, talking about bonds, clemens and others. bonds denied using steroids and he was convicted of obstruction of justice. one giants fan sees a real difference. >> i don't see why not. other people are probably in the hall of fame that were probably on steroids. they didn't prove that he was. >> another writer for said he voted for bonds and others because steroids were so pervasive during that era that it would be impossible to know for sure who did or didn't. he said he's just voting for the best players and everyone should find out by 11:00 thrn this morning. kristy smith, "today in the bay." >> maritime officials want more after the oil tanker collided with the bridge on monday. the raymar is anchored this morning. the harbor safety committee ruled that prevents shifts f
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
unanimously elected michael bush speaker. he humbly accepted and get a shot -- shout out to his committee men. then he reflected on what the chamber means to him. >> it is a laboratory for democracy. everyone's views are welcome here. >> would have to go back three decades to find someone other than mike miller as president. the body elected him as leader once again. michael melido about this in the top leadership position. joked aboutalley this. >> you have managed to keep the creative tension that has allowed us to do the people's work. >> issues are too numerous to name but they include gun control legislation to repeal the death penalty, a possible gas tax or sales tax increase to replenish the state transportation fund and a measure that gives baltimore city and guaranteed stream of 32 million per year for school renovations. [applause] >the u.s. senator filed -- fired up the troops and let everyone smiling. >> if she starts the session, may the force be with you. >> controversy is brewing between its great house leaders of the baltimore city delegation over school repair funding. more o
Jan 13, 2013 8:00pm PST
scholar who has publicly challenged islamic extremists and is now taking-on his country's elected leaders. jonathan mann reports the indefinitely draw a crowd. however, refusing terrorism. >> terrorism is terrorism. violence is violence. it has no place in islam. >> addressed it's theight extremists, he is taking on his home politicians. and as we get ready for the elections next year. many have been spending time and prison. despite his claim of innocence. however, the islamic scholar is taking on the group's through the internet, and will march with millions of supporters. the pakistan's second largest city. police are already planning an historic and already choosing sites, for and against. they are thinking that he is working on country's powerful military. he wants to turn to islam about into the largest tehrer square. they are waiting to see what happens. >> beijing's air pollution reached dangerous levels third consecutive day of severe smog. the city's first orange fog warning was issued earlier today due to the decreased visibility brought on by the heavy smog. the pollution is e
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
in 2003 investigating the issue. now, it is possible that no one will get elected into the hall of fame and if that happens, it would only be the second time in more than four dick aid. it might even create a logjam in next year's elections. coming up we'll tell you why this shouldn't fall squarery on baseball players themselves. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:06. sal is back now. boy, the commute is getting heavier and heavier. >> it certainly is, dave, and tori. this is the time when you start seeing the peak of this commute. you will see slow traffic all over the place. let's start off with a look at the toll plaza and the east shore, the east shore leading to the toll plaza, if will be pretty slow especially as you get past el cerrito. it slows down on the way to berkeley. it's not as bad as it could be. there is a little bit of space there in some of those lanes which is a nice surprise. maybe later in the week or maybe later in this morning is what i meant to say, it might get better after 8:00. moving along to the slow traffic on the east bay commute, all
Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
elected official on the sunday shows. >> why is that though? what's the allure? what's the attraction of john mccain. it is the myth. it is a myth. >> because the producers feel that if they book john mccain he will say something crazy. >> yeah. you know why? because he is freakin' crazy. right? >> yeah. >> so what do you get? a nut, saying nutty stuff. we are supposed to -- is it supposed to mean anything? nobody pays any attention to john mccain except lindsey graham. this is the mainstream media feeding kind of the circus mental mentaltality of our political discourse right now, especially on the right. it's a shame. >> the honest to god. >> on the "full-court press." great to see you my man. love you. a friend of bill. all right. i will be back. i will tell you what the president is up to today. a busy day. >> this is "the bill press show." [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet but they're gonna fall in love get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, ha
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
come out, if you drive down sunset boulevard in los angeles it looks like election posters. the trade magazines, variety, hollywood reporter they are completely full of advertisements telling you to vote for it. and also momentum is a huge thing. movies coming out now in january, they probably were made with the open they would be oscar caliber, but the studio is like these are terrible, we peer going to dump them in january. >> jennifer: right. last quick question, what was the worst political movie of the year? >> "abraham vampire slayer." it was so serious about something that was so clearly ridiculous. >> jennifer: it was just wrong. that is hybrid vigor that does not work. all right. brett thank you so much for joining us. and thank you all for joining us here in "the war room." we'll see you back here on month. go see a movie. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] into welcome to "the young turks." osama bin laden was shot in the head. should we release them? i don't know. >> obama: photos of someone being shot in the head floating around. >> cenk: let 'em go, let 'em
Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
to loosen on immigration, that all of a sudden you're going to lose elections. i see that as the ticket to winning elections today. >> mike, the followed the power of the gun lobby for a long time. can somebody do that? can a republican do that? >> i think a republican can do almost anything on universal background checks. universal background checks is the key. that's the first step. get that in there. almost -- you'd almost want to say, the vice president's task force would almost want to say, okay, next thursday in the house, we're going to have a vote on universal background checks. that's the steppingstone to get us to some sensible position. how can anyone, with any common sense, no matter where you are in the ideological spectrum, be against universal background checks? >> and by the way, i've seen some polls, like 85% of americans want universal background checks. >> yeah. >> by a republican pollster. 85% want universal background checks which would go a long way in getting rid of some of the insanity that we see at gun shows and online where there are no background checks. >> i
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
much the president feels empowered by his second election, you know, the inauguration a couple of days away and what his read is on where the country is on this issue. we heard from gabrielle giffords and mark kelly the other day, they say they are gun owners but want to see restrictions on assault weapons and multiple clips. what is your sense for which way this is going? when. >> reporter: you know, at the beginning, soon after newtown and at the beginning of this back and forth it seemed like that could have a lot of votes in congress to move through. it seems as often has happened that sides, they go to their corners. we'll see after the vice president comes out with the tax force recommendations whether there is some coming together on some solutions. what hasn't been talked about a lot are the mental health aspects of this. or the hollywood aspect of it, and we haven't focused on it. so if there is a comprehensive approach to it, perhaps it will get more involved. martha: as you said coming into this there are so many laws already on the books that are just not enforced, maybe th
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
crisis in venezuela, because the constitution there says you're supposed to have an election within 30 days. if the winner cannot actually be inaugurated. we'll see what happens there. we'll show you what's going on with venezuelan bonds. they're widely held with a lot of fixed-income portfolios. look at that, nearly 9%. when hugo chavez first got sick, venezuelan bonds rallied dramatically, because people thought, okay, there's now going to be more investment back in the oil infrastructure, that means there will be more likely to pay back the money. in the short term if you look to the right, yields have risen again because in the short term, this could lead to chaos. they have the largest reserves in the western hemisphere when it comes to oil. moving on to north korea. we now have video, google executive chairman, eric schmidt, touring a computer lab in north korea, along with the former governor bill richardson who organized the trip. this is the entrance to the grand people's study house. and you'll see them looking at north korean individuals who happen to be allowed to be on the
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am PST
election like he did. you don't want to have to constantly pick the political choice. you want the person you think can get the job done. chuck hagel is not afraid to slash defense budgets. you really need a veteran to do that. the first secretary of defense a v vietnam war veteran. hagel's ready to do it. it's hard to find somebody that has moxie that wants to get in there and slash. he's with his come padres right now, the president. and you can't blame him. fdr's brain trust or the kitchen cabinet of tr, it's always good to have people around you that you're comfortable with. >> douglas, good to talk to you as always. thanks for joining us. douglas brinkley, presidential historian. >>> chris christie, a name that voters love. why his skyrocketing approval ratings and controversial leadership style make him one to watch.dulc ax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> largest electronics gadgets show in the world kicks off today in las vegas. i'm n
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Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
was elected for four more years. to me, this president has shown in the first four years that he's willing to go to battle for these types of things because remember when he won the first election, one of the first thing he said was "i won the election." >>steve: after george bush and george bush lost all his political capital by the time katrina hit. he was not able to use his political capital to get social security passed. that was after winning the election and beating john kerry. >>brian: what is wrong -- what are the challenging things about senator hey dell? number one, he's for without preconditions sitting down with iran. he says sections wouldn't talk. he says it is a good idea for israel to talk directly with hamas. hezbollah is an organization we should be engaged with. he went against the surge, was with president obama. this is one last time to say the bush administration and the bush policies were going the exact opposite way. senator ted cruz, one of the up and coming stars on hannity last n.i.h. >> he was reelected and at this point he thinks he can do nothing wrong. he we
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Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
minister medvedev about more flexibility after the election. well, this is flexibility manifesting itself. we're pushing everything up more quickly. moving up the time line contradicts a lot of reports we've seen about the readiness of the afghan national army, whether they will truly be prepared to secure the country both to protect the regime there but also ensure the mission we went there to execute, which is prevent al qaeda and radical islamist extremists from having a haven from which to operate, whether they'll be able to do that. that is still an open question making this announcement -- >> what are we doing now, pete? some folks say we're kind of sitting ducks in some way. is the mission going on? what is the mission? what is the end goal in your mind as a veteran? >> sure. the end goal should be to secure america's interests. this is not about building a nation for afghan. let's be clear about that. however, i don't think a rush for the exits right now is the way to do it. a gradual, measured withdrawal based on conditions where we train the afghan national army to be capable. w
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
the election. >> i want to be clear, i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> in a democracy you can only move forward if both sides albeit having very different philosophical views are willing to come together and govern and that's what we've been lacking. without it, i think we're going to be in terrible trouble. >> much more advice to the president on farid za cara's special "mem"memo to the presid" >>> this past week a surprise move in baseball. this year there will be no new faces at the hall of fame. we've got a hall of fame voter to run all that down for you. >>> well, baseball hall of fame voters pitched a shutout this week electing no one to join the elite in cooperstown. first time since 1996. a lot of new names on the ballot from the so-called steroids era. like barry bonds, mark maguire who broke some of the league's greatest records and linked to performance-enhancing drugs. terrance moore is here to talk about, a hall of
Jan 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
.m. on the oprah win friday network. other sports news for the eighth time in history, no one was elected to the national baseball hall of fame this year. the baseball writers association said no to barry bonds, roger clemens, mark mcgwire and sammy so sosa. those are some of the biggest names in baseball history, but all allegedly cheated by using performance enhancing drugs. earlier, don lemon asked former cincinnati reds superstar pete rose, himself banned from the hall of fame for gambling. his thoughts on the hall of fame shutout, and the odds that one day he might be inducted. >> as far as the guys you mentioned, with the exception of clemmens, because he's a pitcher, wouldn't it be nice if you could interview babe ruth? roger maris, hank aaron? those are the guys who lost their records because of the suspension of steroids, not -- i don't know if i'll get in trouble for this, i have to defend roger clemmens in this. the reason i have to defend him is because until this day, he says he didn't take steroids, and he's never flunked a drug test, and he went in front of two different co
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
, he doesn't have to worry about election again. >> i tell you what, liberals should be be concerned about this. if you're on the left, you shouldn't like an imperial president, a nixonion president that disregards congress. congress is a democratic check on the president and yet, it seems the left is absolutely silent. >> sean: well, you're a breath of fresh air in the senate and we're certainly happy there as a conservative. thank you for being with us and hope you'll come on the program often. good to see you. >> good to see you, shaean, thanks nor having me. >> sean: did the president lie to you when he raised taxes on 77% of americans. i'm going to show you why the answer is a resounding yes. speaking of taxing, you know what your hard earned dollars are funding? octo-mom. and spending hard earned money in strip clubs. we will have the details tonight on "hannity." . am i on this one? nope. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocng some of the fat you
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Jan 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
voters first elected a woman to the united states senate. wyatt care owe way was a democrat from arkansas. the state had actually appointed her to the seat several months earlier after her husband died. she would become the first woman to share a senate committee. and to preside over a senate hearing. all while speaking called her silent haddie. she didn't want to waste taxpayer's money in printing speeches in the congressional record. that sounds heroic. voters spoke putting her in the history books 81 years ago today. that is how fox reports on this saturday, january 12th, 2013. i'm harris faulkner. thank you for spending part of your saturday night with us. my saturday night is just getting started. see you for a news update in about a half an hour right in the middle of huckabee which starts in a few seconds. tonight on huckabee. train wreck tv reach as new low. >> you guys he might be known as rapper here in atlanta is he known for having 11 kids and 10 baby mommas. >> controversial show ridicules family structure and sends wrong message to young women. >> we need a generati
Jan 13, 2013 7:30am PST
who elected us that we can't just do it the same old way because that's not going to work anymore. >> no. everybody is over it. the approval rating of congress is really dismal. >> why would you want to join a group that is -- what was it? they are lower cockroaches in the polling? >> i didn't know it was that high. >> but it is, i mean, your assistant da, city council person, you had a good life going. this is going to have you back in washington monday to friday and then hopping the red eye back to the east bay and then turning around and hopping back, nonstop and then getting reelected every two years. it's not exactly a great job. >> well, this is an area i know well, i grew up here and i want nothing but the best for the people who i grew up with. my father was a police officer and served locally and so that sense of service and going into the lion's den which i understand, it's a lion's den but i think an avalanche takes a snowball and i can go back there, find people on the other side of the aisle and work to grow our economy, reduce ou
Jan 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
in time is what should happen is the president should be in charge of the country, and elections sh s should be called. i will say right now there say lot of anxiety. not many people on the street know what this will mean. they are saying so far it doesn't look like it will lead to conflict in the streets. but it is confusing for anyone living here. >> as there is anxiety in venezuela, we have chavez in cuba. have we -- have you heard anything from him? has he spoken, reacted to the high court's decision in his favor? >> reporter: more than a month and no one has heard or seen hugo chavez. i think that's what really rattled everyone yesterday. when they said hugo chavez would not be at his swearing in, if he had a crawl to it, he would have. he would have come in a wheelchair, he would have come attached to an iv. if he couldn't be here, it means he's gravely ill. i think that's the other thing that has many people rattled here. he's been a larger than life leader in this country. love him or hate him, he has been the leader and it has been very unsettling for many people. this econom
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
for themselves and this kind of pattern he saw. >> guest: it's not easy if pfft. if romney had won the election i think i would probably have given up giving up on the american people, but what he kept saying, and he proved right again, she kept saying change and the impetus for change arrives in the most unpredictable way that the most unpredictable time it's the workers strike start taking place throughout american history that have sales. but some of them have succeeded if there was one powerful union movement in the united states alas now something like 11 or 12% of the workers are unionized and that's all but there are some signs of a rebirth, too. and who would have predicted occupy wall street. to me that came out of nowhere just as my optimism was lower and lower into the ground and they think my god a whole new generation coming and it really looks like this generation is going to be different. and in every poll that i've seen regardless of the question like do you think they should be allowed to married officially it's the 26 age cohort in all of the pros and all of the polls for the mo
Jan 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
a republican but that his party's shift to the right has caused it to lose elections saying it has to change along with the country's population. >>> in india tonight, there is new outrage over a new incident of sexual attack. six men are behind bars tonight. police say a 29-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by a group of men including the driver of a bus on which she was traveling. last month the brutal and ultimately deadly attack against another woman on a bus caused worldwide condemnation and protests. >>> in moscow thousands of russians on behalf of americans are outraged that their government has blocked adoptions of russian children by american families saying they are using children to settle political scores. more than 650,000 children, many of them disabled, are in russian orphanages instead of coming to america. >>> in beijing, china, the air is so thick with pollution, it looks like night at the height of noon. even state tv is acknowledging the threat which they rarely do. at the city's famous tiananmen square, the portrait of chairman mao can barely be stand behind a soldie
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
growth. elected officials have to have enormous courage to be able to raise rates, to go out for bond levies, to deal with a situation that most people don't even see. it flushed yesterday, it flushed 10 years ago, what's the problem? narrator: atlanta is a rapidly growing urban area. its primary source of drinking water is the chattahoochee river, which also provides water to many downstream communities. but its infrastructure is dangerously old, without outdated facilities and combined sewer overflows polluting the watershed. the city faces strict consent decrees and lawsuits, along with a severe lack of funding. man: when i started working for the city of atlanta in the late '70s, we were approaching that point in time where a lot was going to be needed, in terms of rehabilitation and upkeep. most of the very large pipes were at least 80 years old. we had needs that were identified in the '50s and in the '60s and in the '70s that were deferred. woman: we are urging that we all try to find a way to overcome the obstacles and limitations that might exist. woman: when i was running fo
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
on the hall of fame class. none were elected. i have covered steroids in sports for over ten years are, it would have been unimaginable to have in-season blood testing. players said they would never allow it. they didn't know how taking blood might affect their performance on the field. >> what? >> they said if you take blood just before a game, the clubhouse or locker room, they were concerned it might affect the way they play the game. >> how much blood? >> you may think that's ridiculous. >> i do think it's ridiculous. having given a lot of blood over the years, how is that possible? >> to allow the tests, a major concession, major progress in testing in sports. >> because it makes so nens. how much blood to you have to give? >> they are relatively news, and a lot of progress. >> you are not giving a liter of blood. >> look, i agree. but these players have held a firm line for years and years and years. and it's a big step. >> what are you going to do? have another class where no one is elected into the hall of fame. >>> up next on "starting point," how did the meetings go between v
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
as lawmakers need money to get re-elected, how can any law maker really take a stand and make it stick? >> we simply have to take a stand, and the nra leadership has never shown any shortage of arrogance, and they're not displaying any humility now, but this is a real tipping point. the country has reached an awful fatigue with these repeated gun tragedies. i think that will be reflected in what congress does. i think it will develop the spine and backbone necessary to pass an assault weapons ban, a ban on ammunition clips, to pass universal background checks, and i hope to remove this immunity that only one industry in america enjoys and that, in fact, protects a lot of unscrupulous gun sellers and dealers. >> congressman adam schiff, thanks so much for being with us. >>> it's been one month to the day since the killing rampage at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. as the heart broken town searches for some semblance of normalcy, it should also wrestle with the question, should the school be left standing? about 200 people gathered to debate the future of sandy hook elementary. s
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
who won an election to decide to pick one or two big personnel fights. that happens in politics. think think -- the white house calculation, jim's dead right about the iraq war. if we have to re-debate the iraq war, they're on the high ground for that one and hearing criticism he's soft. normally when a democrat does that, they want someone that's tough because the criticism historically is they're soft on defense and here's a republican choice labeled as soft, soft on israel and soft coming to iran sanctions. john mccain and other conservatives say soft with the end of the iraq war and the president's comfortable with him and comfortable with the new cia chief. the president doesn't have to face re-election. this is the second term a different set of calculations and thinks he has work to do, diplomacy. they think they'll win in the end. >> i want to ask you about hagel's israel comments because he made some pretty pointed comments about israel and going to quote them. in one, hagel said, i'm not an israeli senator. and another, quote, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up h
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
that served in the clinton administration about after the election how the president was going to fill out his cabinet. and he said if you look at the pattern that this president has followed, it has tended to pick people close to him who he feels very comfortable with. the criticism of president obama from some is that he's insular and that he has a very close circle. the positive of that is that it's a pretty cohesive group and he deals with people that he's comfortable with. and jack lew is clearly one of those people. >> you know, john, i know when you read the "new york times" editorialal page you know what you're getting when you read "the wall street journal's" editorialal pages you know what you're getting. but the point is, anyone that is still holding out some hope for a clinton-type packet more to the center is just becoming clear, more and more clear that that is not what we're going to get. the president has ideas about where he wants to take the country and there's no reason, once you're re-elected, why he can't put his own people in that will further his goals. but you just read
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am PST
about since even well before the elections is having seen the president rule by executive order where he has no authority in other areas, i can see that he would just go ahead and -- the vice president has even hinted at an executive order that would accomplish some or all of their gun control agenda. that, i think, changes the game and throws into question the legitimacy of the federal government. >> reporter: now, there are gun companies that are concerned about talk of a ban on assault weapons. they say that that would be bad for business. in addition, the nra saying that assault weapons ban is a, quote, phony piece of legislation. so, john, everyone agrees that something has to be done to prevent these mass shootings, but clearly finding solutions will not be easy. >> dan lothian live in washington today. thanks very much. >> so this time yesterday we were talking about wal-mart not attending the vice president's gun control meetings. today very different story, christine. >> after a few hours of very pointed questions about why walmart would not be attending and why a scheduling con
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
when he was president elect had a famous eruption of his temper at the bean counters who were complaining about lack of women in little rock. but it's been 20 years. there's been a generation since then. and it ought to have been easy. in fact, it would have been easy to find women. imagine what the stories would look like now if susan rice had been nominated to be secretary of state and michelle florinoi was the first defense secretary. >> i'm told that they are looking for a woman for commerce. i'm sure they are all very qualified. and then you say, oh, they needed a woman and they are putting that woman in a job because she's a woman. well, that's not a good storyline for them. >> or for people like you and me. >> right. exactly. and then the other question i have is, how much does the president, the top people listen to the women who are there? is it a question of numbers of women or is it a question of influence of women? i mean, you could argue that valley jarrett is the closest person on the senior staff to the president, long time friend close to the president and clos
Jan 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
fighters who surrounded him and his fellow soldiers. >>> the approval rating for our elected representatives in washington is standing at 14%. 81% disapprove, that is an improvement from august at 10%. the brother of ailing venezualen president, chavez, has benot be seen in public for a month now. >>> tomorrow marks 1 year since the luxury coaruise ship ran aground survivors are pushing for changes so that a tragedy like theirs will never happen again. miguel marquez reports. [ screaming ] . >> a world turned up side down. a luxury cruise liner strikes a massive rock. it shudders to a stop, begins listing heavily and starts to sink. >> the fear that was basically, terrifying, because especially what really terrified is, well how -- when panic started -- >> this couple and their two daughters were among the 4200 plus, passengers and crew on board the costa concordia, they said their goodbyes thinking they would die. it was found that the captain did not order abandon ship in a timely manner. >> if they trained the personnel, and gave the word, everyone wanted to get on the lif
Jan 13, 2013 1:00am PST
to defd it. especially when you attack people in power, billionaires, politicians, elected officials, we should have all the freedom in the world, especially in those areas. >> are you done? >> maybe. >> don't hurt yourself getting off your high horse there -- >> come on, don. this is my career! it's all i've got. >> thank you, dean. >>> up next, our moment of the week. and it is a pretty one. >>> before we go tonight, i want to point out something that happened just a few days ago. something that involves my industry, live television. a guy went on television and did something that he is paid to do, he called it as he saw it. talking about legendary sportscaster brent musburger. his network issued an apology on his behalf. here's why. during the football game, he was calling the game and the camera found this lady, katherine webb, who is dating the crimson tide player quarterback. brent musburger said this, quote, wow, i'm telling you, you quarterback, you get all the good-looking woman, what a beautiful woman. whoa. so if you're a youngster in alabama, start getting the football out an
Jan 13, 2013 3:00am PST
something different from the constitution regarding the new elections they expected this year and now people will have something else to talk about. depending on how the trial, the new trial will develop, it would affect the current government whether negatively or positively. most people have been looking for president mohammed morsi in terms of bringing justice to the victims and the people who were killed during the course of the uprising 2011. >> sarah surgany in cairo, thank you. >>> tomorrow lance armstrong is expected to sit down at his home in texas with oprah. for years, armstrong has repeatedly and aggressively denied doping and last fall he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. he distanced himself from his popular cancer charity, livestrong. noare questioning whether it's a good idea to turn to celebrities to gain support for different causes. in about 15 minutes from now, we'll talk with john sang, who worked with lance armstrong to inspire cancer survivors. >>> relatives of computer prodigy aaron swartz are shocked after learning of his suicide. he was just 14 and al
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
service selections to presidents elected after 1987. as it stands now it only impacts the president himself george w. bush and all future presidents. a rock slide near middleton, colorado. you can see two of the hikers in a rescue helicopter. the search and rescue team were able to bring all five hikers to safety. >> the fierce flu outbreak is prompting new warnings urging people to get their flu shot. teresa priolo is live outside new york city with more on the efforts there. good morning, teresa. >> we are in the middle of a flu blown flu epidemic the worst season in five years. they are stopping short of declaring a public health emergency as we have seen in cities like boston. hospitals are seeing 5 percent increase in cases where people are experiencing flu like symptoms. we don't normally see this many patients this early in the season. it usually hit mid winter. here is the health commission. >> hn 3 which means severe cases. >> the state is reportling 19,000 confirmed cases of the flu. we are told by the state health commissioner two resulted in pediatric deaths. this prop p
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Jan 13, 2013 12:00am PST
in the jewish community. i don't think he, the president, worries about that now that the election is over thank you may for candor. we should be concerned about this appointment because of chuck hagel's soft attitude toward iran believing we shouldn't apply sanctions we should have unconditional conversations with these terrorists and somehow if we make nice with them they won't build a bomb and point it at everybody but themselves. at the same time, while we are going soft, senator hagel has been one who has been harsh on israel. i think he has got it mixed up. at least i think so. finally a source, teacher taking fire on symbolism a little too far. here is how maggie cope palestinian one of his students described the lesson plan he was teaching its symbols. cross symbolizes christianity. then he took the flag i took the flag symbol of america cloth with colors on it and he threw it on the ground and stomped on it. >> threw the flag on the ground because it's just a symbol. just cloth. you know, when general when general mcchrystal sitting here with me and how many times somebody pointed a wea
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
it cleanly. you know? >> to be elected a player has to receive 75% of the vote. at at&t park during a visit last summer bonds was asked about his chances to get into the hall of fame. he said it would be sad if it didn't happen. he'll find out this morning at 11:00. reporting live in san francisco, kristy smith, "today in the bay." >> we'll keep covering that one. 6:14. time for a check on the day's top stories. the gun task force headed by vice president joe biden holding his first meeting today. the task force meets with gun safety organizations and victims groups. a live report from washington starting at 6:30. >> the obama administration says it may withdraw all a u.s. troops from afghanistan by the end of 2014. white house officials said troops would remain in the country long enough to ensure afghan forces maintain their own security but is not ruling out the possibility of e early withdrawal. >> new concerns over boeing's 787 dream liners after two planes suffered mishaps at logan airport in boston. one of the flights was cancelled yesterday after a fuel leak just a day after an elec
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
, with the stanley cup final happening at the end of june. >>> support for democrats surged during last election, leaving many people in the republican party wondering what went wrong and what to do next. coming up, our political analyst larry gerston looks at what happened and what republicans need to do to gain public support. >>> a lot to do today in the bay. you're probably thinking, coffee. but on the morning crew, you're always thinking coffee. today you can get your bean on in the most discriminating way at the single origin coffee tasting. from 11:30 this morning to 1:00 p.m., sample beans from the best roasters. good quality java. expertly roasted. and brewed. or you could make instant like me. i like it. black and quick. i'm a coffee pro. the next bit, though, is for the beginners at the don edwards national wildlife refuge and education center. just go to the website down here below and scope out the info to make your reservations. there's a short class, a short walk, and a look at the migratory birds leaving you chirping about the newfound skills all week long. and time for me to par
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there were 10 the last time around. >>> one of the president's most ardent supporters, nancy pelosi was in san francisco for a celebration. the speaker hosted her annual happy new year celebration at the presidio. the celebration is in honor of the rehab program that is dear to pelosi's heart. she gave the crowd a prediction. >> 2013 will be a great year. you know why? we will make it so. we will insist upon it. thank you all very much for the opportunity to serve you. thank you for leading the way. >> the foundation, a nationally recognized program, has received generous government grants thanks to pelosi. >>> the executive chairman of google is going where few have traveled, north korea. right now schmidt is in beijing. he will leave tomorrow for north korea that has one
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